Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design


International Student Photo Contest "Garyacha Kryga" ("Hot Ice")

International Student Photo Contest "Garyacha Kryga" (further – Contest) is held among students-photo designers of educational institutions of Ukraine, other countries of Europe and the world annually in May on the basis of Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design within International Young Fashion Designers Contest "Pecherski Kashtany".

The Contest is supported by the National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine (NSPAU) and Exhibition Federation of Ukraine (EFU).

The aim of the Contest is to develop and implement creative potential of students-photo designers that by the means of photography are trying to show the beauty of nature and people, object, flora and fauna worlds, to express their attitude to contemporary social problems, to demonstrate their own vision of the surrounding area, to highlight the bright moments of life, to show the diversity of human relationships and feelings, to share their experiences and observations, to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, creativity.

Tasks of the Contest: to create conditions for the development and implementation of creative potential of young people in the sphere of photo design, photo art and exhibition activities; to demonstrate results of the creative work of young photo designers to public and potential customers; to assist in getting higher education for future specialists in industrial and creative industries; to learn to use new technologies for photo products market promotion via exhibition technologies; to popularize the creative work of young photo designers; to distribute among students and young photo designers current trends of world photo art; to create conditions for strengthening and developing relations between the creative youth of Ukraine, other countries of Europe and the world.


The Contest Provisions – 2018
The terms of participation and the Program of the Contest
Application form for participation in the Contest





Organizer of the Contest Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design, the Department of Design.

Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Contest – Rector of KNUTD, Prof.Dr, Academician of National Academy of Pedagogical Science of Ukraine Ivan Gryshchenko.

Deputy Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Director of the Contest – Head of the Department of Design, PhD, Associate Professor Volodymyr Ovcharek.

Address: Nemirovich-Danchenko Street, 2, educational building № 1, room 1- 0383, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01011.

Tel.: +38 (044) 256 84 79, (+38) 067 500 64 21, (+38) 067 389 63 73.

E-mail: [email protected]а, [email protected], [email protected]


Administrators of the Contest: Iryna Zhylenko – (+38) 067 389 63 73, [email protected];

Stanislav Potanin – (+38) 067 509 43 93, [email protected].


The History of "Garyacha Kryga"